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[in-staw-rey-shuh n]
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  1. renewal; restoration; renovation; repair.
  2. Obsolete. an act of instituting something; establishment.
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Origin of instauration

1595–1605; < Latin instaurātiōn- (stem of instaurātiō) a renewing, repeating. See in-2, store, -ation
Related formsin·stau·ra·tor [in-staw-rey-ter] /ˈɪn stɔˌreɪ tər/, noun
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Historical Examples

  • There, while he despairs of finishing what was intended for the sixth part of his Instauration, how nobly he despairs!

    Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)

    Isaac Disraeli

British Dictionary definitions for instauration


  1. rare restoration or renewal
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Derived Formsinstaurator, noun

Word Origin

C17: from Latin instaurātiō, from instaurāre to renew
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